Research we are watching: Tend your garden and home .. and your heart?
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Tend your garden and home —and your heart?
Puttering around doing projects in your home or garden may lower your risk of a heart attack or stroke by nearly 30%, according to study in the British Journal of Sports Medicine.
For the study, Swedish researchers queried nearly 4,000 60-year-old men and women about how often they did a range of daily activities, such as gardening and do-it-yourself projects, as well as how much formal exercise they'd done over the past year. Participants also underwent physical exams and blood tests to assess their risk of a heart attack or stroke.